“Recently, I assisted groups of farmers to negotiate and manage the processes of large wind farm developments. Two of these have recently come to fruition, with the wind farms in the process of being constructed and reaching operational status. This kind of work is often long and involved but with a great end result.”
Andrew brings broad and valuable experience to his role as managing director. He started his practising life as a lawyer dealing with the dual roles of tax and personal injury and found that as his clients evolved, so did he. He now practices in commercial law and related litigation, with a concentration on property matters. He has a particular interest in secured debt documentation and recovery and commercial property matters, including structuring issues, renewable energy projects, high value transfers and commercial leasing.
In addition to his commercial work, Andrew regularly visits the Johnston Withers’ regional offices in Clare and Murray Bridge, visiting with commercial and farming clients and supporting the local staff. He also remains a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, an organisation dedicated to the protection and promotion of justice.
Many of Andrew’s clients have been with him for years, following him from his previous firm to Johnston Withers when he joined in 2009. They admire his commercial nous, his easy manner, his practical approach, and his ability to give comprehensive advice. The worth of that advice can be tracked in his clients’ successes, many of whom have grown significantly – some into multi-million dollar businesses.
Andrew is a keen follower of cricket and AFL, and enjoys spending his spare time with his family.
Everything you need to know about commercial lease extensions and renewals.
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